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Blantyre Hotels Limited 2003 Annual Report

first_imgBlantyre Hotels Limited (BHL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Blantyre Hotels Limited (BHL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Blantyre Hotels Limited (BHL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Blantyre Hotels Limited (BHL.mw)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileBlantyre Hotels Limited is a holding company operating in the hospitality and tourism sector in Malawi. The company owns and manages Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. Its operations are managed by Protea Hotels of South Africa under a services contract. Ryalls Hotel is the most-technologically advanced hotel in Malawi, offering accommodation for businessman and holidaymakers. Situated in Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi and only 15-mintues from Malawi’s international airport; the hotel offers travellers well-appointed accommodation in an upmarket location, full conference and banqueting facilities and a fitness centre. Blantyre Hotels Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) HY2019 Presentation

first_imgCentum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke)  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Tempted by the gold price? I’d consider these 2 dividend-paying FTSE gold miners

first_imgTempted by the gold price? I’d consider these 2 dividend-paying FTSE gold miners Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The gold price has shone in the pandemic, and trades 27% higher than a year ago. Yet I’d be wary of investing in the precious metal today. After hitting an all-time high of around $2,084 an ounce in August, gold has slipped to around $1,900. If we get a working Covid-19 vaccine and find a way out of the current malaise, it could fall further.There’s another reason why I’m wary. There are no dividends or interest when you buy gold. By contrast, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are full of stocks that pay dividends, even if many have suspended payouts this year. The following two shares give exposure to the gold price too.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Gold and dividends? That’s what can be achieved investing in gold mining stocks, but with an extra layer of risk. It not only brings exposure to gold price movements, but the operational performance of the mining company.One way to play the gold priceFTSE 100-listed gold miner Fresnillo (LSE: FRES) has thrashed the actual gold price in recent months. While global stocks crashed in March, the South American miner took off. Its share price has almost doubled from 620p to today’s 1,220p.I don’t expect it to continue climbing at that rate, especially since management recently cut full-year gold and silver production guidance. Covid-19 safety measures have hit output, while recent ore grades were lower than expected.Fresnillo’s dramatic share price growth has shrunk the dividend yield. It’s now forecast to yield 1.5% next year, with cover of 2.2. Although Fresnillo would sit nicely in my portfolio, I wouldn’t necessarily buy it today. Thanks to the recent price surge, it looks expensive trading at 68.7 current earnings.I’m sticking it on my watchlist though. Fresnillo’s earnings are forecast to rise 117% this year and 108% in 2021. That should slash the valuation to 14.5 times earnings and increase the yield to 3.4%. There may be a better time to take a position.The Centamin share price tempts me moreWhile so many FTSE 100 companies have cut their dividends this year, FTSE 250 miner Centamin (LSE: CEY) doubled its payout in August. The spiralling gold price helped first-half profits more than triple, from $59.6m to $191.1m.The Centamin share price has actually fallen by a third over the last month, after it suspended operations to stabilise its Sukari mine in Egypt and warned 2021 gold production would fall. This confirms my point that the gold price isn’t the only factor affecting gold mining stocks. However, this leaves Centamin trading at a less-demanding P/E ratio of 23 times earnings, and a forecast P/E of just 12.9.  Earnings per share are predicted to grow 77% over the next year.Given Fresnillo’s toppy price I reckon Centamin could offer a better way of playing the gold price, especially given its impressive forecast dividend yield of 7.7%. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Otherwise check out this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Harvey Jones I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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FTSE 100 watch: 3 UK shares I’d buy to TREBLE my money during the new bull market

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FTSE 100 watch: 3 UK shares I’d buy to TREBLE my money during the new bull market Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild owns shares of Barratt Developments and DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith and Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img The 2020 stock market crash has provided the best investment opportunity for UK share investors since the 2008 banking crisis. This is why I’ve kept buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA over the past 12 months and plan to keep on investing in 2021.Stock prices have recovered from the multi-year lows struck in last March. The FTSE 100 for example has leapt from troughs of below 5,000 points to recent levels of 6,600 points. But there’s good reason to expect Britain’s blue-chip index to keep rocketing as the economic recovery continues.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FTSE 100 surged 85% from the depths of the 2008/09 stock market crash to February 2019. In those 10 years, it struck record highs of 7,877 points too. And the FTSE 250 performed even more strongly during that decade. It more than trebled in value during the period.I’m convinced UK share prices will soar like the proverbial phoenix during the 2020s too. Boosted by ultra-loose central bank monetary policy I expect them to rocket as the world economy steadily recovers from the Covid-19 crisis.I think these 3 UK share prices could soar!Here are three UK shares I think could at least treble in value during the next 10 years.#1: Hargreaves LansdownThe financial services giant was a big winner during the 2010s. It share price rose 770%-plus in the decade to February 2019 as improving economic conditions boosted risk appetite and thus activity on its share dealing platforms.I think this FTSE 100 firm can expect similarly-strong demand during the 2020s too, as the Covid-19 recovery kicks in and investors continue to seek better returns than that on offer from traditional savings products like Cash ISAs. The general public is a lot more investment savvy than they were 10 years ago too.#2: DS SmithAn upswing in the global economy boosted sales of DS Smith’s packaging products in the last decade. This helped this UK share soar 900% between February 2009 and February 2019.A post-coronavirus economic bounce isn’t the only reason why I expect DS Smith to surge during the 2020s either. It’s invested huge amounts in recent years to ride the e-commerce boom. A growth opportunity that looks set to run and run. The FTSE 100 stock’s decision to reduce the use of plastics will enable it to play the sustainability theme to its fullest as well.#3: Barratt DevelopmentsLike DS Smith, I’m pleased to be owning Barratt Developments shares in my ISA today. Forget about the 217% rise which the FTSE 250 experienced in the decade to February 2019. This UK share rose almost 1,000% over that time. I reckon it’ll surge again in the next 10 years.The same factors that propelled the housebuilder during the 2010s remain in play today. Low Bank of England interest rates, massive government support through the Help to Buy equity scheme, and fierce mortgage product wars are playing in the background. The woeful shortage of new and existing homes entering the market remains a big problem too, one that should keep profits at Taylor Wimpey and its peers barrelling higher in the years to come. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Wednesday, 30th December, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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Video: Jonathan Daniels’ companions in Alabama recall his life, death

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Jonathan Daniels, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Video Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Video: Jonathan Daniels’ companions in Alabama recall his life, death Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Episcopal News Service – Keene, New Hampshire] Five people who worked alongside Jonathan Daniels in the struggle for civil rights in Alabama in 1965 gathered at his home parish, St. James Episcopal Church, on Aug. 22 to reminisce about the seminarian who died when he was 26 years old.Daniels died Aug. 20, 1965, in Hayneville, Alabama, by stepping in front of a shotgun aimed at then-16-year-old Ruby Sales.The Episcopal Church added Daniels to its Lesser Feasts and Fasts calendar of commemorations in 1994. His feast day is Aug. 14, the day of his arrest.The panel discussion included:Sales, a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) volunteer in Lowndes County, Alabama, in 1965, who now operates the Atlanta, Georgia-based SpiritHouse Project to work for racial, economic and social justice.Richard Morrisroe, a Chicago, Illinois-area Roman Catholic priest when he was shot in the back just after Daniels was killed, who now works as a city planner for East Chicago, Indiana.Gloria House (then Gloria Larry), a SNCC field secretary when she was arrested and jailed with Daniels, who is a professor emerita of humanities and African-American studies at the University of Michigan in Dearborn.Jimmy Rogers, a former member of the U.S. Air Force and later SNCC volunteer when he was arrested and jailed with Daniels after leading a protest, who later became a probation officer in Oakland, California.The Rev. Judith Upham, a fellow seminarian with Daniels at Episcopal Theological School (now Episcopal Divinity School) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who went to Alabama with Daniels in March 1965. She stayed with Daniels in Alabama, working in the civil right movement. She was not with Daniels at the time of his death because she was fulfilling the school’s clinical pastoral education requirement at a state mental hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.Sales, Morrisroe, House and Rogers were all arrested with others on Aug. 14, 1965, while participating in a demonstration against discriminatory practices by businesses in Fort Deposit, Alabama. They were held for six days in a filthy jail in Hayneville, the county seat of Lowndes County. When they were released without bail and without explanation on Aug. 20, they say they feared that they were being set up.While waiting for a ride from other SNCC workers and after having been ordered off the jail property, Daniels, Morrisroe, Sales and another black demonstrator, Joyce Bailey, walked to buy soda for the group at Varner’s Cash Store, about 50 yards from the jail. Thomas Coleman, a county special deputy wielding a 12-gauge automatic pump shotgun, stood in the doorway of the store. He crudely ordered them off the property.Daniels, who had just opened the store’s door for Ruby, pulled her out of the way and the blast from Coleman’s shotgun hit him at point-blank range. Morrisroe turned to run, pulling Bailey by the hand. Coleman shot him in the back. Morrisroe spent six months in the hospital.House and Rogers were in the group that had waited at the courthouse. They witnessed the shooting and ran to neighboring house begging for help, to no avail. Eventually ambulances came to take away Daniels’ body and to take Morrisroe for treatment.The Aug. 22 gathering was the first time Morrisroe and Rogers had seen each other in 50 years.The panel discussion was the second of two held at St. James on Aug. 22. This video features some of the highlights of the discussion, which was moderated by Sandra Neil Wallace, who with her husband Rich Wallace, have written Blood Brother A Civil Rights Hero’s Sacrifice for Justice, a book for young people due to be published in September 2016 by Calkins Creek/Boyd Mills Press.Earlier in the day, five long-time acquaintances of Daniels discussed their friendship and his influence on their lives. An edited video recording of their reminiscences is here.Daniels’ five Alabama companions participated in another panel discussion that evening in the Colonial Theater in downtown Keene after a screening to a packed house of the 1999 nearly hour-long documentary Here Am I, Send Me: The Story of Jonathan Daniels, produced by Keene State College professors Lawrence Benaquist and William Sullivan. The documentary, narrated by actor Sam Waterston, is viewable here.The program for the night included a page of suggestions for action, including “Resolve to do something this year that will further Jonathan’s legacy and that will make a difference in the lives of others. It can be a small step or a big leap.” The suggestions started with getting acquainted with one’s neighbors and learning how one might serve them. Other suggestions included becoming an informed voter (and registering to vote) and exploring volunteer opportunities.Sales preached during a commemorative Eucharist at St. James on Aug. 23. The Eucharist was followed by a 2.3-mile “walk of remembrance” to the Daniels’ family gravesite in Monadnock View Cemetery for a service.The Aug. 23 events rounded out a year’s worth of events that had been organized by members of St. James Episcopal Church and others.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 27, 2015 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

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Five great charity subscription clubs raising funds for good causes

first_img  899 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis71 Melanie May | 31 December 2018 | News Tagged with: Charity Fundraising Ideas Mind’s Pause boxMind’s Pause box offers a monthly me-time treat for a £7.50 donation. The emphasis is on encouraging relaxation, creativity and reflection to help recipients focus on and improve their wellbeing, with the funds raised helping Mind support more people with mental health problems. Scope’s Mindful MonstersScope’s Mindful Monsters is for children of all ages, particularly those at primary school, and delivers seven activity cards every month that families can do together, inspired by mindfulness. The cards aim to help children improve their resilience and focus, and gain a better understanding of their emotions as well as promoting positive thinking, It costs £7.50 a month. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis71 Vibrant Vegan CoVibrant Vegan Co. is a new vegan food subscription company delivering delicious, high-quality vegan meals, while also helping disadvantaged children caught up in conflicts around the globe. For each meal customers buy as part of its “Buy One Give One” pledge, Vibrant Vegan Co. will donate the cost of a meal to children affected by war through a partnership with War Child UK. Blurt’s BuddyBoxThe BuddyBox from Blurt, a social enterprise that helps people affected by depression, is designed to be a hug in a box, full of thoughtful, mood-lifting treats. The full BuddyBox contains at least three quality products while the BuddyBox Lite has three. They can be bought as one-off box or as monthly subscription, which costs £21.50 a month, or £12 for the Lite version. Spotlight StationeryFrom £25 a month, the Spotlight Stationery box will deliver all the pens, pencils, postcards and paper paraphernalia you could possibly desire, all from premium brands and artisan products, and items not commonly found on the high street. For each box sold in 2018, Spotlight Stationery has made a donation to From Me to You, a charity which encourages people to write a letter to a friend with cancer.center_img Five great charity subscription clubs raising funds for good causes Subscription services can provide a handy source of regular income  – here are five run by charities, and two more benefitting good causes.  898 total views,  3 views today Child.org’s TreatChild.org helps businesses show their appreciation for their employees through sending them micro-treats. Treat can be used as one-off, or there is Treat Premium, which is invoiced monthly. There are a variety of Treat boxes on offer, from a Thank You box costing £12 with homemade truffles, your message on handwritten card, and a £5 donation to the charity, and a Deluxe Welcome Box for £40, with a £10 donation to Child.org and a variety of treats. And two more benefitting charities: Shelterbox Book ClubShelterbox’s Book Club launched in November to help raise funds and bring supporters closer to the people the charity helps. It costs £10 a month, with gift memberships for three, six or 12 months also available. Members vote on three specially selected titles every six weeks, hand-picked by ShelterBox to reflect the people and places around the world where the charity works with the winning title then be posted out. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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NFL protests and FBI attack on Black Lives Matter

first_imgESPN’s Jemele Hill suspended for defending players’ right to protest.Bulletin: Jemele Hill, the African-American ESPN Sports Center reporter who rightfully labeled Donald Trump a white supremacist on Sept. 11, has been suspended for two weeks for a “second violation of our social media guidelines,” according to espn.com on Oct. 9. The suspension occurred after Hill asked Dallas Cowboys fans to boycott the team’s advertisers in lieu of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s threat to bench and even fire players if they protest during the anthem.  In response to her suspension, Hill posted on Twitter: “Just so we’re clear: I’m not advocating a NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.”Oct. 8 — Prior to the kickoff of week five of the National Football League season, the billionaire team owners, including notorious Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, threw down the political gauntlet by issuing an ultimatum to players who sit or kneel during the national anthem: stand or risk not playing or being fired.These are the same owners who locked arms with players in a phony public display of solidarity on Sept. 24 in response to Donald Trump’s calling protesting players “SOBs” two days before.Vice President Mike Pence left in protest prior to the Oct. 8 game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts, after witnessing over 20 San Francisco players take a knee during the national anthem. Many saw Pence’s brief appearance as a publicity stunt by him and Trump to try to change the narrative of the protests.Pence stated on his Twitter feed: “@POTUS [Donald Trump] and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.” It is no surprise that Pence and Trump were silent when neo-Nazi terrorists rallied in front of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 7.The 49ers are former teammates of Black quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who ignited a sportswide protest in 2016 against police brutality by taking a knee during the anthem.Kaepernick, a free agent, has not been signed by another team since the end of the 2016 season, even though he has let it be known that he is ready to play.Eric Reid, a 49ers safety who has protested alongside Kaepernick since last season, responded to Pence’s tweet: “This is what systemic oppression looks like. A man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple of things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts.” (politico.com, Oct. 8)Terrelle Pryor, a Washington receiver, was called the N-word by a white Kansas City fan after an Oct. 2 game. He responded that what happened to him is “the exact reason why guys are kneeling during the anthem.”These NFL players and others have made clear that they will not remain silent about institutionalized racial inequality. This fundamental issue is reflected in the owners’ attempt to place their quest for profits above the fight for racial equality.These players have evolved as integral components of the overall Black Lives Matter movement.  That movement began as a Twitter hashtag by three Black women activists, including one transwoman, following the vigilante murder of 17-year-old Black youth Trayvon Martin in 2012.BLM is latest COINTELPRO targetIn the midst of this political backdrop, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a report, released by foreignpolicy.com on Oct. 6, dubbing the BLM movement a “terrorist threat.”The report states in part: “The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence.”This report harkens back to the days when this same FBI, run by J. Edgar Hoover, targeted Black Liberation groups like the Black Panther Party for extinction with its Counter Intelligence Program or COINTELPRO.The report was released 11 days before the official opening of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. Star players such as Steph Curry, LeBron James and others have expressed solidarity with Kaepernick and the struggle that has caused him to be unemployed so far this season.A day after his attack on NFL players, Sept. 23, Trump disinvited Curry’s team, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, from visiting the White House this coming February.  He did so after Curry and other teammates stated that they weren’t interested in such a visit as long as Trump is in office. Unlike NFL players who are not contractually obligated to stand during the anthem, the opposite is true of NBA players.In fact, NBA players are required to stand in a straight line on court during the anthem. J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers recently stood a few steps behind this line during the anthem before a preseason game. So far, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has not responded with a fine or warning.Players in the Women’s National Basketball Association have actually taken a more progressive and visible stand against police violence than their NBA counterparts. However, due to the still-prevailing male dominance in U.S. sports, reflected in the huge gender-bias gap in salaries and TV revenue, WNBA protests have been given comparatively scant attention by the mainstream media.Repression breeds resistanceThe FBI report should be viewed as a ploy to weaken sectors of the multinational working class who identify with BLM, including Black athletes who refuse to be silenced by racism, Trump or team owners who view them as mere commodities.Not only is this FBI report outrageous and bogus, but it comes at a crucial time in the BLM struggle. In addition to the growing number of outspoken athletes taking center stage, there have been ongoing shut-down actions by BLM activists. Most notable is the weeks-long uprising in St. Louis to protest the Sept. 15 racist acquittal of white cop Jason Stockley, who shot and killed a young Black man, Anthony Lamar Smith, in December 2011.Clearly, the FBI along with NFL and NBA hierarchies, which represent the interests of the team owners, want these protests to go away. At the same time they don’t want to ignite more activism in either of these leagues, where 70 percent and 75 percent of the players are of African descent, respectively.The FBI claims that the BLM movement has a “false perception” or an overblown view of police killings of people of color. What do statistics say about this “perception”? A Washington Post database states that since Oct. 8, 750 people have been shot and killed by the police so far in 2017, and that number is growing day by day. This particular database also shows that mental illness played a role in one out of every five killings.The last U.S. census showed whites making up 63 percent of the general population and African Americans 13 percent. That’s almost five whites for every African American. But the 750 people killed by the cops this year include 335 whites and 168 African Americans. What this boils down to is that the police are killing Black people at more than twice the rate they kill whites.  Substantial numbers of Latinx, Asian and Indigenous peoples also have been killed by police this year, reflected in the 750 total.According to newsweek.com, fewer than 30 cops have been shot and killed in 2017. (Aug. 7) Statistics don’t lie when it comes to showing the police carrying out a racist war against Black and Brown people and people with disabilities.This FBI report is the latest attempt to divert attention from the war on the oppressed while white supremacist terrorists are being shielded under the guise of “free speech.”  The righteous anger that this report is creating, far from suppressing resistance to racism, will instead intensify resistance in the streets and on the playing field.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Harvest Inches Closer to Completion, but Rain Slowing it Down

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleCeres Solutions Announces 2019 Scholarship ApplicationsNext articleLate Planting Not Impacting Harvest in NW Indiana Hoosier Ag Today Harvest Inches Closer to Completion, but Rain Slowing it Down SHARE Heavy rains throughout the State hindered harvest progress, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. Cool temperatures and rainy weather saturated fields making fieldwork difficult, and high winds resulted in reports of downed corn in some fields.The average temperature for the week was 48.1 degrees, 2.1 degrees below normal for the State. The amount of rainfall varied from 1.04 to 4.99 inches during the week. The statewide average precipitation was 2.66 inches. There were 2.7 days available for fieldwork for the week ending November 4.Corn and soybean harvest inched closer to completion, but above average rainfall kept farmers out of the fields for much of the week. Winter wheat progress moved along steadily, with winter wheat planted and emerged in line with the five-year average. The winter wheat crop was rated in mostly good condition. Other activities for the week included drying corn, hauling grain, applying fertilizer, spraying for fall burndown, fall tillage, planting cover crops, and winterizing machinery.Source: USDA Great Lakes Region Home Indiana Agriculture News Harvest Inches Closer to Completion, but Rain Slowing it Down By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference to Take on Food Bullying

first_img The 2021 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ET Feb. 25 for a full day of special guest speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.Michele Payn, founder of Cause Matters Corp., a company that connects farming and food, is the morning keynote speaker. Payn will illustrate how trends in neuroscience and psychology are changing common perceptions surrounding farming and agriculture. She will examine how trends have led to bullying within agriculture and how the agriculture industry can be more compassionate and share the complexities of the food system with consumers.Breakout sessions throughout the day will cover the following topics: tractor and equipment maintenance, business management and leadership, building and strengthening relationships, and leading operations through volatility. In the afternoon session Monica McConkey, a rural mental health specialist in Minnesota, will share strategies to build self-confidence during challenging times.Visit ag.purdue.edu/extension/WIA/Pages/default.aspx to register and view the conference agenda. Conference registration is $40. Attendees will receive a special swag bag after registration. For accommodation or more information, contact Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340 or [email protected] SHARE By Purdue University News Service – Feb 16, 2021 Previous articlePurdue Extension Shares Impactful Stories From 2020Next articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/16/21 with Arlan Suderman of StoneX Purdue University News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference to Take on Food Bullying Facebook Twitter SHARE Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference to Take on Food Bullying Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Two more death sentences in 2001 murders of four journalists

first_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific October 31, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two more death sentences in 2001 murders of four journalists News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Organisation to go further Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Receive email alerts Follow the news on Afghanistan A Kabul court has sentenced two more men to death for the murders of four journalists in 2001. They are Mahmood Zar Jan and Abdul Wahid, two brothers. The sentences will need to be confirmed by an appeal court, the supreme court and President Hamid Karzai.A third man, Reza Khan, was already sentenced to death on 20 November 2004 for his role in the murders, in which he allegedly acted on Zar Jan’s orders. An appeal court has already confirmed his sentence.Their four victims were Maria Grazia Cutuli of Italy, Harry Burton of Australia, Julio Fuentes of Spain and Azizullah Haidari of Afghanistan. Their mutilated bodies were found on a roadside after they were killed on 19 November 2001 while covering the fall of the Taliban regime. Help by sharing this information News News ——————————————————-6.06.05Arrest of gang leader suspected of ordering killing of four journalists in 2001Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the arrest two days ago of Mahmood Zar Jan, the suspected head of the gang that killed four journalists in November 2001. “We hail this arrest with relief and we encourage the Afghan authorities to treat this case with the utmost seriousness and to bring this presumed killer to trial,” the organisation said.Zar Jan was arrested together with four accomplices on the evening of 4 June after a shootout with police in which he sustained gunshot injuries. The arrests took place in Sarobi (50 km east of Kabul), not far from where the journalists – Maria Grazia Cutuli, Harry Burton, Julio Fuentes and Azizullah Haidari – were murdered four years ago. He was transferred to Kabul yesterday.Zar Jan is alleged to have been the main person to give the orders for the journalists to be slain. Reza Khan, a member of the gang, was convicted of participating in the murders and sentenced to death on 20 November 2004. —————————————————–22.11.2004Man sentenced to death for murder of four journalists in 2001An Afghan man, Reza Khan, was sentenced to death by a national security court on 20 November for his role in the murder of four journalists on 19 November 2001, a few days after the fall of the Taliban regime. Khan had made contradictory confessions. He at first admitted to killing “the oldest of the four journalists,” Spanish reporter Julio Fuentes of El Mundo. He later said he had shot Afghan photographer Azizullah Haidari of the news agency Reuters.The four journalists had been stopped by a group of about 10 men while travelling on the road from the eastern city of Jalalabad to Kabul. Khan, 26, said he had acted on the orders of two local warlords, Mohammad Agha and Mahmood Zar Jan, who were never detained. Mohammad Agha was linked to the Taliban.Observers said the trial failed to determine whether or not the murders were politically motivated. The court also convicted Khan for the murder of one of his wives and for attacking and mutilating the passengers of a bus. Khan has the right of appeal.The imposition of the death penalty was criticised by the mother of one of the four journalists, Italian reporter Maria Grazia Cutuli of the Corriere della Sera. “We never thought that the person who killed Maria Grazia could be sentenced to death,” she told the Italian news agency ANSA. “This will not bring back our daughter.”________________________________________________________06.08.2004New developments in the case of four journalists murdered in 2001Reporters Without Borders today called on President Hamid Karzai to intervene with the judicial authorities to ensure full judicial transparency in the 2001 murders of four journalists after Kabul Radio and Television (KRT) carried an interview on 3 August with one of the accused killers whose existence was previously unknown.Reza Khan, who has apparently been detained since June on a charge of participating in the killings, acknowledged in the interview that he killed one of the journalists. He said the gang he belonged to attacked the journalists in order to rob them. This contradicts the theory that the killings were politically motivated and were carried out by the Taliban, whose regime had just fallen.In its appeal for transparency, Reporters Without Borders called in particular for the release of the names of all the people who have been arrested, charged or convicted in the course of the investigation. “Justice is not being done in a transparent manner, and the scant information released by the authorities does not allow us to evaluate what progress has been made in this case, which had dragged on for three years,” the organisation said.Khan said in the interview that he killed the oldest of the four journalists. This could be Julio Fuentes, a reporter with the Spanish daily El Mundo, who was 13 years older than his colleagues. Khan said he killed the journalist on the orders of Zar Jan, who he said was the leader of the 12-member gang that attacked the journalists.Khan said the gang took orders from a Taliban chief called Maulawi Latif, but he insisted that the aim of the attack on the journalists was to rob them. The Italian supreme court, which got involved in the case because one of the victims, Maria Cutuli, was Italian, had maintained that there was a political motive.Khan is currently charged with “banditry, robberies, murders and rapes” and faces the death penalty. It has not been reported whether any date has been set for his trial.The interview raised many unanswered questions. Firstly, how many people have been arrested in the course of the investigation? In April 2003, the authorities announced the arrest of five suspects, two of whom had reportedly confessed their role in the killing. Since then judicial officials have released no information about the five.The authorities have also provided no further information about Zar Jan, the gang’s alleged leader, or Mohammed Agha, identified as the one who killed the Italian journalist.When questioned by the Associated Press (AP), an investigator with an Afghani intelligence service, Abdul Fatah, said Khan was arrested in June on the basis of information from one of his accomplices, identified as “Mahmoud,” who he said had already been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the killings. However, no further information has been released about this individual, the charges against him or the circumstances of his trial.BackgroundMaria Grazia Cutuli, 39, a reporter for the Italian daily Corriere della Serra, Julio Fuentes, 46, a reporter for the Spanish daily El Mundo, Harry Burton, 36, an Australian cameraman working for the British agency Reuters Video News, and Azizullah Haidari, 36, an Afghani photographer working for Reuters, were murdered on the morning of 19 November 2001 on the road between Jalalabad and Kabul. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan RSF_en News May 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today called on President Hamid Karzai to intervene with the judicial authorities to ensure full judicial transparency in the 2001 murders of four journalists after Kabul Radio and Television (KRT) carried an interview on 3 August with one of the accused killers whose existence was previously unknown. March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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